WWE and Crunchyroll announce partnership to create a new anime series. The multi episode series will be hosted exclusively on the streaming service.
Japanese animated works, also known as Anime has skyrocketed in popularity over the years. The culture is no longer a niche and now has a much broader audience than it did in the past. In fact, several WWE Superstars have openly professed their love for it.
Sasha Banks, the New Day, Keith Lee, Ronda Rousey, Rhea Ripley and many more have adorn anime inspired outfits or have incorporated themes into their wrestling styles in the past. Following WWE’s latest announcement, they now have a chance to be in an anime of their own!
WWE and Crunchyroll announce partnership to create a new anime series
WWE President Nick Khan confirmed today that the WWE and anime media company, Crunchyroll have entered into a partnership with each other. They will work together to launch a multi episode WWE anime series that will exclusively air on Crunchyroll’s streaming platform.
“As we continued to expand WWE’s brand beyond the ring, we remained focused on developing the slate of original programming from WWE Studios. We sold a multi-episode anime series to Crunchyroll, which is now owned by Sony.”
The announcement was made during the company’s earnings call.
WWE has sold an anime series to Crunchyroll
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) April 22, 2021
As of now, this is the only news we have on the development. More details should emerge as the story continues to develop
This is exciting news for fans that will now get to enjoy their favorite superstars in a whole new medium. This will also allow the WWE the opportunity to expose their product to a whole new audience; one that would probably not have watched the show otherwise.
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